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USS Baton Rouge (SSN 689) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Baton Rouge (SSN 689). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 164 crew members registered for the USS Baton Rouge (SSN 689).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1977 | 1978 – 1983 | 1984 – 1989 | 1990 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Haywood, JimIC1 (SS)1978 – 1979ICI was the 2nd leading IC LPO. I remember Lehmann and Joyce.
Schumacher, JayET21978 – 1980Reactor Controls Yo, Art, Lou, Mark, Jim!
Henderson, PatTM2/SSFeb 11, 1978 – Aug 20, 1981TorpedoBest damn Torpedo Division ever
Florence, LouETI(SS)Mar 1978 – Mar 1982RCI think of all my old shipmates often. Hope you're all doing great. KR Karr showed up outside my cubicle at work a few years ago while I was at palo Verde (he was working for INPO) -- pretty amazing!
Etchingham, JoeICOct 1978 – Jun 1979I am lucky to have had the experience, short-lived as it was. Reading some of the entries brought back good memories. Hope life is good for all of you. Hi Rock, Hurley and Leo etc...
Broshears, Mike (Henry Jay And Peeler)STS2SSOct 1978 – Jan 1984SonarServed 2 tours on BR. Had lots of fun in a lot of places. Rio,Rotterdam,Halifax, La Spezia, & La Mad. Boy could Atkins and I play hearts and spades! Send E mails!!
Benslay, Chuck / BenzMM1/SSNov 1, 1978 – Jul 1, 1984'A'First boat - excellent A gang - set the tone for my career - and 35 years later, I am still working on subs!
Dean, Joe......[deano]tm2[ss]Dec 9, 1978 – Jun 16, 1982torpedowould do it all over again in a heartbeat!!!! TM'S RULE!!!! from rock,leo,shmink,and son. to shelly g., homic,vorhees,niebour,maloney,and of course chief earls.god bless you all. hope to see you...reunion 2011.
Aldrich, BruceMM2?SS1979 – 1983Auxilaryfun times great reunions
Henderson, ErwinMM1/SS1979 – 1986A-gang
Eric, MillerPersonnelmenMar 15, 1979 – Jul 1, 1983AdministrationLoved it, miss it and looking forward to reaching out. Still in the Tidewater area, running my own Private Security business. Trying to find a pic that fits. Will upload soon!
Niles, MichaelE-6May 26, 1979 – Jul 19, 1985Auxiliary
Wilson, Thurman Robert 'Squeaky'STS-3/SSJun 1979 – Sep 1982Sonar
Van Durme, PeteEM2(SS)Aug 1979 – Aug 1983ElectricalHad a lot of good times and a lot of good memories from the BR days!! Got to see a lot of the world that I otherwise never would have seen.... Paris, Rio, Perth Australia, Scotland, Pisa.... and of course, Diego Garcia!
Buskee, BurskeeE-5Aug 1979 – Jun 1982Supply
Scherer, Frank (The Derelict)MM2(SS)Aug 19, 1979 – Jul 31, 1983MThe best people I've met in my life.
Pearson, George (Doc)HMC(SS)Oct 15, 1979 – Sep 30, 1982MedicalIn the Persian Gulf during the Iran Hostiage Crisis, first boat to circumnavigate the globe since the Nautilus. Good ship and crew.
Lytle, FidelSTS2(SS)Jan 3, 1980 – Sep 1, 1983SonarI was called Zippy. First sub. enjoyed evey min.
Nigh, RickQM2 (SS)Feb 1980 – Oct 1983NavHey guys! How many here made the first 'round the world trip?
Dooley, PatMM3Feb 1980 – Aug 1980aI WAS A RIDER (TAD) ON THE WORLD CRUISE. IT WAS A GREAT TRIP
Beethe, JamesET1/SSFeb 1980 – Apr 1983Reactor ControlsSeems like just yesterday, reporting aboard and having people tell me "Poor guy, we are going around the world and you are coming with us..." Quite a memorable time in my life! Don't remember exactly when in '83 I left.
Berndt, DavidMM2/SSMay 1980 – Dec 1983auxiliaryThe BR was my first boat. I enjoyed my time on board. Lots of underway time as I remember in those early days.
Farrell, KevinFTG2 (SS)Jan 1981 – Aug 1983WeaponsVery young and stupid during my time on board. Learned a lot and met some great men. Currently working on the FBM program with Lockheed Martin. I have a great wife, that I met 27 years ago while on Liberty from the Baton Rouge. 2 in college
Colon, VictorET1/SSJan 8, 1981 – May 30, 1985NavigationHad a great time, with a bunch of great guys. I miss you all. I was the only Puertorican aboard.
Santomauro, RichardRMC(SS)Mar 1, 1981 – Jan 1, 1985Radio Divison & Ship's Career CounselorThe best division of Radiomen I have ever served with. I still recall two funny stories. LT Eskew (EOOW) needing a head call at 3am on the transit back from the Med Cruise in 83.
Santomauro, Richard profile iconRMCMar 1, 1981 – Dec 31, 1984CommunicationsMy third submarine, made Chief on this tour.
Dowd, TomET1/SSMay 25, 1981 – Nov 25, 1985NavigationHad a really good time in RIO, miss everyone
Valentine, DavidRM2(SS)Jun 1981 – May 1985RMMy first boat. Was on DRUM(SSN677) later. Went LDO and rode 2 "targets" LABOON(DDG58) (EMO) and GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN73) (COMMO) Still in, LT (IP) at NCWG-2. Miss all you upper level fairies, Tommy Dowd, Victor, Jimmy Dean and Ya-Ya. Santo say
Pruner, JoeEM1 (SS)Jun 1, 1981 – Jan 1986E divisionBest boat I ever served on. Tightest crew ever!
Cochran, TimIC3 to IC1Sep 1981 – Dec 1984ICWOW, retired as a LCDR about 4 years ago, the Big Red was my first command. Ran into Admiral Pat Dunn (former XO) while in Guam as Cheng on Fighting Frank Cable. Still see Captain Ken Swan (Ensign) CO of Submarine Learning Center. In CT
Pilkerton, JoeET2(SS)Nov 1981 – Nov 1986ET Div(ESM/NAV CENTER)Had a lot of good times on the boat.....ready to go again.....we had an outstanding group of guys.....
Doyal, CharlesMM1/SSDec 1981 – Nov 1986AHowdy, BR folks. Now living in Bremerton, WA. Chief Gay, good to see you had posted here. Though maybe my antics had aged you prematurely! Hello to all the others.
Gay, Robert W. (Bob)MMCSDec 17, 1981 – Aug 31, 1986AI relieved Chief Lensch. Sorry to hear he is on Eternal Patrol. Great Med. cruise and visit to France. Retired from the BR in Aug. 1986. Fair Winds and Following Seas to all.
Hammer, DonaldDS3(SS)1982 – 1985Fire Control
Hale, DonnieYN2(SS/DV)Feb 5, 1982 – Dec 2, 1984AdministrativeI am a Master Chief Yeoman now and retiring after 23 years of service. The USS BATON ROUGH was my first submarine (love) and She make some great runs. We all miss Her dearly.
Schweitzer, Mike "Albert"MM2 (SS)Mar 10, 1982 – Sep 17, 1986M Med cruises were the best! Nothing better than stumbling down a street in a foreign port, singing at the top of your lungs, and not being to understand a damn thing the police are trying to tell you! Thanks for the memories.
Brown, TimEM1 (SS)Apr 1, 1982 – Mar 1, 1986E
Nebus, StanMM1May 1, 1982 – Mar 1, 1985Machinery
Stinchcomb, Dan (Stinky)ET4Nov 1982 – May 1987NavigationsGreat time in the Med.
Lawson, CarlET11983 – 1986ETI have the B@tch Book from over haul!!! Great bunch of guys...
Black, Richard/kimoMMC(SS)Feb 1983 – Nov 1984AWent on to the Nevada, Puffer, COB on the Houston, Deep Submergence Unit, NSB SD and retired after 30+yrs as a MMCM(SS)
Ciccio, Pete1C2/SSFeb 1, 1983 – Nov 30, 1986ICHAD A GOOD TIME ON THE BOAT,LOTS OF UNDERWAY TIME, OH THE GOOD OLD DAYS.....
Beard, MichaelMM2Jun 1983 – Jul 1986M
Verney, RobertQM2Jun 1983 – Jan 1987I HAD ONE OF THE BEST TIMES IN MY LIFE, I SERVED WITH CROSBY,MCCANN, JONES, CHIEF DENBOW, ETC. MISS YOU ALL
Obert, JimE5Jul 10, 1983 – Oct 20, 1986Big Red's Radio Division 1983-1986. Served with Valentine, Clem, Santo, Yauger, etc. Great ETs like Lawson, Dowd, Colon made it fun!
Lundgren, ReeseET2/SSOct 20, 1983 – Aug 1, 1987ET First Boat is always the best boat. Lifelong friends and Brothers
Gilmore, Mark (Mo)STS1(SS)Nov 1983 – Jun 1985Sonar/DeckMy chest finally stopped hurting from getting my fish on Big Red about 3 years ago! Great memories.
Boyer, Kenneth Little BoyerMM3 SSNov 1983 – Aug 1987ahello all you guys, hows everybody doing?
Christensen, DavidMM3/SSNov 11, 1983 – Jun 22, 1987

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